A$AP Rocky Features Former Homeless Performer Joe Fox On “A.L.L.A.” Album Five Times


(AllHipHop News) A$AP Rocky’s new album At.Long.Last.A$AP has officially dropped. The project has 18 tracks with features from Kanye West, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne, Mos Def, and other notable Hip Hop figures, but A.L.L.A also has five songs with someone by the name of Joe Fox.

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Fox’s contributions on Rocky’s latest LP are the result of a chance meeting on the streets of London’s Soho neighborhood. The guitarist told i-d:

I had nowhere to live in London so I was selling mixtapes of my music anywhere I could so I’d have money to live somewhere. I was doing that for a while and I was making quite good money. So I’m on Wardour Street and I see this guy – I don’t know who he is [because] I don’t listen to new music – and he’s with this other guy who turns out to be Hector Delgado, who’s produced a lot of songs on Rocky’s album.

I go up to them and say “Do you want to buy a CD?” and Rocky says, “Can you play me a song?” So I play a whole song and I get to the end – that’s usually when people buy a CD – so I say “Do you want to buy a CD?” and he said, “No, but we’re going to Starbucks, and then to the studio, you should come and work with us. Jump in the car.” So I got in the car and he says, “My name’s A$AP Rocky, you’ve got an amazing sound, lets record together’.”So we did. I checked out his stuff later that week and I quite liked it, which I wasn’t expecting, because I don’t like much modern music. I really liked Long, Live A$AP.

That encounter led to a recording session at Red Bull Studios in London that same day. Fox eventually would appear on the album cuts “Holy Ghost,” “Fine Whine,” “Jukebox Joints,” “Max B,” and “Pharsyde.” Fox says he is not homeless at the moment because he has been living with Rocky.

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